TALKINGTECH’s data management is compliant with the most stringent industry practices, with annual Certification for the Level 1 Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) being undertaken, through the independent audit of a Qualified Security Assessor (our current certificate is shown below). 

The PCI Security Standards Council, established in 2004 by major credit card brands, offers robust and comprehensive standards and supporting materials to enhance payment card data security. These materials include a framework of specifications, tools, measurements and support resources to help organizations ensure the safe handling of cardholder information at every step. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process - including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents. Please refer to the PCI Council website for more information.

Adherence to this comprehensive standard demonstrates our commitment to safeguarding customer data. Through becoming officially compliant, all parties can rest assured that, TALKINGTECH have taken the necessary steps required to securely handle and protect cardholder data.  Furthermore, TALKINGTECH becomes one of only a few interactive messaging organisations that can claim Level 1 PCI DSS compliance.

Please contact us for more information regarding our PCI compliant solutions and, in particular, how we can develop effective collections strategies that relate to your business.

View our PCI DSS Compliance Certificate NZ here and UK here

Cyber Essentials Scheme

A primary objective of the UK Government's National Cyber Security Strategy is to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online and from 1 October 2014 all suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information and provision of certain technical products and services.  You can find further information here.

To achieve this, CREST was engaged by CESG, the information security arm of GCHQ, to develop an assessment framework to support the Government's "Cyber Essentials" scheme, which forms a key deliverable of this strategy.

By deploying these controls, organisations can defend against the most common form of basic cyber-attacks originating from the Internet.

The Cyber Essentials scheme identifies some fundamental technical security controls that an organisation needs to have in place to help defend against Internet-borne threats.

View our Cyber Essentials Compliance Certificate here